An Focal · Music and Dance

Madness and murder in the UCH

The Circus of Horrors celebrated its fifteenth blood drenched year by gracing the University Concert Hall on Tuesday 8 November (2010) at 8 pm.

It has had a major revamp after its amazing success with The Asylum and The Day of The Dead shows and is back with a new show performed by a mighty cast of 26 of the wildest, weirdest and greatest contemporary circus artistes and musicians this side of the flaming abyss!

The Four Chapters from Hell takes you on a journey through all four of The Circus of Horrors incarnations in a musical masterpiece with the pulsating devil-driven rock ‘n’ roll of Dr. Haze & The Interceptors From Hell.

It began in a French asylum where the liberated inmates become the performers. Filled with remorse after killing their leader, they go to Mexico to try and revive him in the Day of the Dead celebrations.

The show then moves to late 1890’s Victorian London where a young girls life is in danger. Reagan was born in The Asylum and woken from her deep sleep she joins the circus before she is sacrificed and fed to the vampires.

The final twist to the story takes us into the future, into 2020, into a futuristic civilization inhabited by vampires, zombies and the undead. Regan now also undead seeks revenge on her evil slayer, all of course to disastrous consequences.

The show contains some of the greatest, most bizarre and beautiful Circus acts on earth. From a dare devil flying trapeze artist to a vampire crow woman suspended only by her hair, from whirlwind roller skaters to a sword sallower.

(text published in ‘An Focal’ 19 October 2010)


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